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Subj: In defense of DOOMSDAY (as a character)
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 at 12:39:24 pm EST (Viewed 119 times)

Poor ol' Dday is often derided as a non-character; which I suppose is true to an extent.

I believe Jurgens simply conceived of him as a Savage Hulk with some 90s jagged claws and nasty teeth thrown in for good measure.

BUT I think Ddays (original) design is a good one and quite memorable. Don't know why Snyder chose to discard the classic look in and use the generic looking thing from BvS.

And I think Dday was effective in DOS. It was kind of shocking and mysterious (at the time) that just some random beast would appear and murder Superman out of nowhere.

And I think "Hunter/Prey" was an awesome mini-series that gave a cool origin for Dday, satisfying rematch, and nice Krypton connection.

But that's where the character should have ended, really, as the concept had run it's course and could no longer have any real impact.


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